Counseling & Screening
Our first step is to make sure you meet the qualifications for being an egg donor and accordingly counselling and screening (which includes the tests listed) is conducted. Counselling is provided to the egg donor, due to various aspects involved in the donor program such as legal, social, genetic and moral, which will help everyone make an informed decision. Please visit our web pages on Selection Criteria and Screening for additional information.
Fertility Procedures or Stimulation
We reveal non-identifying information to recipient couples and their clinicians, to help them determine the best possible match to that of the recipient couple. Once you are selected from the Donor Registry, and have completed the screening requirements successfully, you will then be introduced to the doctor/clinician who will start you on the fertility stimulation process and also do the ovum (egg) pick-up at the appropriate time. A donor receives medication that will stimulate her ovaries to produce multiple egg-containing follicles. The donor will also have to take prescribed medication regularly and also be available for tests from time to time as advised by the clinician.
The last step in this process is ovum pick-up or retrieval. The clinician will retrieve your eggs at the clinic, through a minor surgical procedure.
The entire process will take approximately 2-3 weeks to get completed, during which you would be required to visit the doctor’s clinic on a regular basis as instructed from time to time.
We trust that any additional questions you may have, may be resolved by going through our FAQ section on the website. If you have any query which is as yet unanswered, please do not hesitate to write in to us at [email protected] or using the ‘Ask a Query’ form and we shall get back to you as soon as possible.